The people of the South Korean Christian churches and the Korean-American Christian churches claim to love God and worship God, but they have abandoned true Christian faith.
Just as the Israelites worshiped the golden calf, Baal and various idols....the people of the South Korean church and Korean-American church worship the idols of Confucian philosophy, materialism, Korean culture and Korean nationalism.
The people of South Korea are just as brainwashed as the people of North Korea are.
I stumbled on a Los Angeles Times article from May 1994 - Korean American Church Silent Exodus.
Here are some article excerpts:
When you try to show some autonomy in the church, (the older generation) takes it as an attack on them. They want to know if you don't like being Korean.
Gaps in culture and language have led to breakaway ministries and new church strategies that offer considerably more than a simple English translation of a Korean service. In the vanguard are younger ministers who are creating hybrid congregations with nicknames such as "condo churches," "spiritual duplexes" or "religious rooms for rent." All of these maintain ties to a mother Korean church, but they have distinct identities with their own minister, other leaders and--in rare cases--control of the budget.
But some traditional ministers advocate more extreme tactics to retain younger members. In Whittier, Young So Hyun has gained a following among conservative church leaders in Southern California with his campaign to upgrade the younger membership's Korean language skills. Hyun, who founded the Christian Education Institute to promote his solution, considers Americanized Koreans "Neo-Koreans" who are more worldly, less spiritual.
"What I'm saying is that the more traditionally Korean they are the more intrinsically religious they will be," Hyun said.
Among his practical strategies is this language tip for mothers: "Do not answer when they speak English. If they say, 'Give me food,' don't give them food. If they ask in Korean, then you may give them food."
"Young So Hyun," of the "Christian Education Institute" deserves divine punishment!
Korean Christians claim to love God and worship God, but Korean Christians actually worship and idolize the Confucian philosophy of Korea - which entails absolute submission to authority and fawning respect for one's elders and the elderly.